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The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – a mesmerising aural world + MORE

Coliseum, LondonThe Other Mary has its longueurs, but John Adams’s remarkable score is brilliantly performed by English National Opera Continue reading....... More »
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Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, review: 'hugely moving' + MORE

Bayreuth Festival director Katharina Wagner's production is more than up to scratch, says Mark Ronan.... More »
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A flood of fake orchestras descends on China + MORE

Rudolf Tang has spotted any number of fake-name orchestras that are touring China at present. The German Radio orchestra, for instance. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Rome The Austrian Mahler Philharmonic The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra…. The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra was in.... More »
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Something Rich and Strange: Choral Settings of Shakespeare + MORE

Londiniu,To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the chamber choir Londinium (conductor Andrew Griffiths) presents a programme of choral music inspired by his work at the church of St. Sepulchre without Newgate on 13 February 2016. Alongside two modern classics from the 19.... More »
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Classical music moves towards a single market + MORE

The London Symphony Orchestra is one of Classic FM's partner orchestras. There has been much media spin linked to Simon Rattle's 2017 Barbican concerts as the LSO's incoming music director. The spin includes a shower of anti-Brexit and pro-new London concert hall tweets from Classic FM quoting him, .... More »
Jinjoo Cho, 26, of South Korea wins Gold in the 2014 International Violin Competition of IndianapolisBy Laurie Niles: Jinjoo Cho, 26, of South Korea has won first prize in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Laureates were announced Saturday following the last Finals concert with the Indianapolis Symphony at Hilbert Circle Theater.

Photo by Denis Kelly

Here are the laureates and their prizes (pictured below, right to left in order of their placement):

Photo by Denis Kelly

Gold Medalist, Jinjoo Cho, 26, of South Korea: $30,000
Silver Medalist, Tessa Lark, 25, of the United States: $15,000
Bronze Medalist, Ji Young Lim, 19, of South Korea: $10,000
Fourth Place, Dami Kim, 25, of South Korea: $7,000
Fifth Place, Yoo Jin Jang, 23, of South Korea : $6,000
Sixth Place, Ji Yoon Lee, 22, of South Korea: $5,000

Gold medalist Jinjoo Cho is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and attended Curtis Institute…

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Breaking: Riccardo Muti gives up Rome Opera

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Breaking: Riccardo Muti gives up Rome OperaAfter a season when the company teetered on the brink of shutdown, the music director has given up.

Sovrintendente Carlo Fuortes communicates with great regret that the Maestro Riccardo Muti has decided to give up the leadership of the two operas Aida and The Marriage of Figaro in the next season of the Teatro dell ‘ Opera…

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No serenity means no Muti for Rome Opera

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Riccardo Muti quits as the Rome Opera’s lead conductor after six years of ongoing funding, management and labor strife. Muti says he needs “serenity” to do his job effectively.

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This production of Verdi’s opera could be played with more suppleness, says Rupert Christiansen

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Brussels mourns principal horn

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Brussels mourns principal hornThe Brussels Philharmonic has announced the death of its long-standing principal horn, André Van Driessche. He was Belgium’s most influential horn teacher and can be heard on many recordings.

 

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Running, jumping, or burning GaulFar be it from me to join the Schadenfreudian chorus of “Bye, Bye, Berti!” you may have been hearing in certain quarters, but the first thing I am duty-bound to report about San Francisco Opera’s Norma (of which three performances remain) is that they’ve hit the jackpot, coverwise. Russell Thomas, in for Marco Berti, is a very fine Pollione, at once elegant and heroic—a rare combination even in these tenor-rich times with so many worthy lyric singers…

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Thousands of Canadians awaiting transplant rely on individuals to register their wish to donate – and on families gripped by grief to allow that gift to proceed

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Not much clickbait in this post

– www.overgrownpath.com

Not much clickbait in this postA footnote in the newly published Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947 refers to my anecdote about Alex Ross broadcasting Kaikhosru Sorabji’s monumental Opus Clavicembalisticum on Harvard’s student radio station WHRB shortly after the composer’s death in 1988. The anecdote appeared in a post titled Talk about immortal masterpieces is rather ridiculous, and the book’s author Nalini Ghuman deserve praise for shunning immortal masterpieces and, instead, devoting a scholarly but readable volume to dispelling the myth that Indian music was ‘discovered’ in the post-colonial era…

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‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ at Sagra Musicale Umbra enthralls Giuseppe Pennisi

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Schubert piano duets

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Schubert piano duets Schubert Fantasia in F minor and works for piano duet; Marco Schiavo, Sergio Merchegiani; Decca Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 10 2014 Star rating: 3.5Survey of Schubert’s piano duet music by two Italian pianistsThis disc from Italian pianists Marco Schiavo and Sergio Marchegiani surveys Schubert’s writing for piano duet with Allegro moderato and Andante D968, Four Landler, D814, Deutscher Tanz with 2 Trios and Landler D618, Introduction and variations on an Original Theme D9681 (603), Eight Variations on a French Song D624, and Fantasi in F minor D940Marco Schiavo studied at the Conservatory of Avellino and made his international debut in 1992…

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About last night

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About last nightFor those who like their Handel loud, with no forfeit of baroque finesse, one promising solution is to make the hall smaller. The WhiteboxLab>Sound Lounge, presented at a gallery on Broome Street off the Bowery (what neighborhood is that? Let’s just call it the Bowery—where they say such things and they do such things), is a fine size for baroque opera if the voices are the tiny, refined sort who used to inhabit early music venues…

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IVCI Finals Conclude with Ji Young Lim, Yoo Jin Jang and Dami Kim; Medalists NamedBy Laurie Niles: The last Finals in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis on Saturday featured three of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire: the Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos.

Finalists Ji Young Lim, Yoo Jin Jang and Dami Kim performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater, with Joel Smirnoff conducting…

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BBCSSO/Brabbins/Brewer review  Christine Brewer subtly shapes StraussSt Marys Church, HaddingtonChristine Brewers unpushy rendition of Four Last Songs brought a little decorum to the BBCSSOs first post-referendum concertEmotions have been running fraught in Scotland, and the need for a collective unfurling is palpable. This Lammermuir festival concert of fervent works by Wagner, Strauss and Elgar performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra an ensemble whose post-referendum future has been hotly debated was never going to feel like business as usual…

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